BIO: I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and since I was a boy, I’ve held an affinity with aviation, and a diligent aspiration to create visual art. After serving 4-years in the US Air Force, on a leap of faith, I took my honorable discharge, and enrolled in art school. After earning an associates degree in Commercial Art, I worked as a technical illustrator, and photographer for a few years. During that time, the desire to learn more about visual art and design had aspired, leading me to the Art Center College Of Design in Pasadena, California. After many hours of trials and tribulation of arduous study and then finally, graduation, I wore many hats, acquiring a variety of experience in the visual art industry. Today, that experience resonates in my painting on canvas. In this series, “Legends of Fifinella,” I thrive to create evocative imagery that invites the viewer into the painting to become a part of the historical events depicted in the images. My goal is for the viewer to forge a personal connection between themselves and what they see in the painting. ARTISTS STATEMENT: Our Artistic Selves; Throughout our daily lives, as a society, we communicate in many different forms, such as, literature, music, dance, and visual art. However Visual Art covers all of what I've just mentioned, and more. I can agree, that our most influential form of communication is Visual Art. Art, in itself, is self expression, invigorating and it can drive our emotions. Art is motivating; it can excite, inspire, frighten, and create feelings of happiness, joy or sadness. Art influences how we think, how we live within our environment, and in our world. The history of the world is documented through art. A plethora of historical facts, stories and events, around the globe, have been told throughout the ages, through the usage of evocative imagery. As humans, Art has been enticing our visual curiosity for thousands of years, and it continues to do so. Expression through art, tells us where we were, where we are, and where we are going. Testimony to this, is what we see on television, in the shopping mall, on main street, in museums, in our homes, automobiles, and now through the Internet and social media. The artistic influence of Art, perpetually stimulates, and allures our visual taste buds. Art is everywhere, and we depend on it as a means of survival. Art tells us where we are this very moment. As the pages of history unfold, future generations will know how we lived and what our lifestyles were like through our artistic expressions, defining who we were as human beings. Lawrence A. Jankowski
Lawrence A.'s ArtPrize Entries
These are Lawrence A.'s official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Lawrence A.'s Past Work
These are images of past work that Lawrence A. has done.